LONDON, ENGLAND (WIVB) — A company that has been around for 100 years operates simultaneously in Buffalo and England, and the way they’re celebrating is by uniting two operations separated by a large pond.
Delaware North, an international organization, controls the food service in both the Ralph Wilson Stadium, the First Niagara Center and Wembley Stadium in London. Officials with the company say they’ve only been in business in England for the past 13 years, but it has been successful.
“Here at the (Wembley) stadium, we have our huge concessions range, we have our hospitality, any food and drink in the stadium is provided by Delaware North,” Emma Noble, a Delaware North representative, said.
Noble said Delaware North has traveled to its offices in Buffalo to gather ideas to help make fans in Buffalo comfortable with concessions in London, England.
“People always make me feel at home over there, and my gesture here is to make people feel at home when they come to our stadium here in Wembley,” Noble said.
In England, Bills fans will be treated to the food of Executive Chef Mark Reynolds and his staff of 300 chefs who craft the foods at Wembley, but he said with the help of Noble, they’ve worked to make sure people looking for authentic English food and a more American style will be happy on Sunday.
“We’re going to have all the local things, but we’re going to make our Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills fans feel very, very welcome, cheer leading along the way,” Reynolds said. “We want to make it a special experience for people who traveled over the pond to come here.”
Bills fans in London will see a familiar logo, too, in the way of the (716) insignia, found at Terry and Kim Pegula’s 716 Food and Sport bar. There will be a 716 concession stand with chicken wings for the Buffalo Bills and for everybody else to try.